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While most of our time at CP Plus 2015 has been spent between the expo floor and the hotel across the plaza, I did venture out into Yokohama proper one morning, for a bite to eat and a quick walk around. All the daytime shots were taken within a short distance of the hotel and the Pacifico Yokohama exhibition center, including the fantastic little neighborhood restaurant in which I had grilled... READ MORE
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Manfrotto had a few new products on display that the CP Plus 2015 show, including the MHXPRO-3WG Geared Head with large knobs and smooth movements, but primarily the company representative moved me toward the Off Road series of products that includes lightweight tripods, backpacks, and a convertible... READ MORE
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The booth for ONA bags at the CP Plus 2015 show in Japan resembled  a small shop in Soho more than it did an expo floor display. It was elegant, to match the bags they offer: waxed canvas or leather bags in sizes that reach 13" wide, good enough for a laptop, a DSLR body, and couple of lenses. While these bags feel incredibly... READ MORE
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At the CP Plus 2015 Show, the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens was made readily available in both Nikon and Canon mounts at the Kenko-Tokina exhibition site. Since they are made for APS-C (or DX) format DSLRs, I was given a Nikon D7000 to... READ MORE
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The Theta m15 Spherical Digital Camera from Ricoh is the very slim one-touch 360-degree camera. With two lenses on either side of its 0.9" thick frame, the camera takes an image that is not only panoramic but spherical… everything around you, including you... READ MORE

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Kenko-Tokina represents Lensbaby in Japan, so it was nice see the LM-10 Sweet Spot Lens along with Composer Pro Optics and the new 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lenses. Unlike many add-on lenses... READ MORE
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The Nikon D810A DSLR had been like a mythical beast at CP Plus 2015, spoken of but rarely, if ever, seen. Eventually I tracked it down and when I did, the only available model was encased in... READ MORE
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At the CP Plus 2015 Show, I found it interesting that the Lytro and Lomography booths were right next to each other; interesting in an ironic way that new and old technology were so comfortable together… and neither booth lacked for visitors. The big draw at Lomography was its Russian-made shiny brass 85mm lens, called the Petzval. This was Lomography’s first year at CP Plus, and it’s fair to... READ MORE
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While the thing that drew me to the Photo Clam booth was the new Orion Tilt II Gimbal Head, the follow-up to the Orion Tilt Gimbal Head, what kept me there was their pitch on the PTC line of carbon... READ MORE
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Zeiss featured the two Loxia lenses for Sony’s E-mount at the CP Plus Expo. The 35mm f/2 Biogon T* and 50mm f/2 Planar T* lenses are small but weighty, with smooth focus rings and an... READ MORE
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On display at CP Plus 2015, in Japan, was the latest hard drive from WD: the My Passport Wireless in 1TB or 2TB capacities. These portable hard drives offer not only wireless connections to smart devices for direct streaming from the... READ MORE
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The Sigma dp0 was kept behind glass in a wonderful case display with all the... READ MORE
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The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is a wide-angle zoom with specs that are hard to believe—which is why at this year’s CP Plus Expo in Japan, Canon shooters were lined up all day to try... READ MORE
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The new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens was on display and available for use at the Sigma booth at this year’s CP Plus Camera and Photo Imaging Show, in Japan. Flanked by other Art Series lenses, the 24mm with an f/1.4 maximum aperture is sharp and contrasty, earning its chrome “A” badge on the side of the lens. Images shot... READ MORE
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Best known for its high-end, powerful, extremely versatile, and fast studio power packs and heads, such as the Scoro System, Broncolor is ready to ship some new, accessible monobloc strobes that are compact and easy to use. Stylish with a minimalist design, the new... READ MORE
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